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Pousada Asalem

  • Pousada Asalem
  • Asalem – Chalet
  • Asalem; ECO Honeymoom Room Suite; Ilha Grande
  • Asalem; Standart Room Suite; Ilha Grande
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A small, charming and well-equipped pousada offers peaceful accommodation on the shores of Ilha Grande.

This intimate, secluded pousada perches on a peaceful bay pitting the shore of Ilha Grande, a short ferry ride from Brazil’s gorgeous Costa Verde (Emerald Coast).  Behind it tower steep hills blanketed with deep green tropical foliage. It has just four guest rooms, two suites and an independent chalet so whichever you choose you can be sure of both privacy and personalised attention in what is effectively a home from home. Four of the rooms, embedded in flourishing greenery, have huge windows and an open-air terrace looking out over the glassy aqua-marine bay; the spacious suites offer even greater privacy.

Deliberately rustic yes, but this property is by no means basic – the bright air-conditioned rooms are beautifully decorated in minimalist style. The property’s management is very much mindful of eco-friendliness and it is powered by solar energy.  

You can relax on sun-loungers at the water's edge or follow forest trails to the island's sandy coves and beaches.  The restaurant offers simple and nutritious Brazilian fare and there’s a waterside bar where you can enjoy cocktails at sunset. Venturing out, you’ll discover the lazy village Abraão, with a choice of bars and restaurants, just a half-hour’s stroll away or a short hop by boat.

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What our clients say

  • Most Memorable Moment?: Probably seeing river otters at Pousada do Rio Mutum but we really liked the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls too. 

    SS, Teddington
  • Most memorable experience: "Hard to say it was all wonderful. Looking for alligators in a minute boat in the dark with eyes peering at you from out of the reeds,…

    VM, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • Expert help in tailoring a holiday that took in the nature of the country (the Amazon), the cities (Manaus, Rio and Salvador) and the idyllic beaches of Bahia - all…

    DA, West Norwood
  • Most Memorable Moment?: We were lucky enough to have a major thunder storm overnight at the Iguazu falls and these were unbelievably spectacular the next day.  Also the Lencois Marahenas…

    KT, Andover
  • Iguazu Falls, both sides spectacular, getting a flavour of Rio and being taken such good care of as a single traveller.

    MB, Thatcham
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Trip to Mount Corcovado & Sugar Loaf but many memorable moments.

    MB, Bishop's stortford
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Our Expert's Opinion

All the rooms here have a stunning view over the sea. I'd recommend the premium rooms as the floor to ceiling windows and the private veranda take full advantage of this. The location is very private but the town is only a 25 minute walk away.

Hannah
Hannah Donaldson Travel Expert Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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